International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2889

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843

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For more information, contact:

Frank Cardimen
(248) 652-6735

MGT 4900 International Management in Eastern Europe

Explore European business through Prague, Czech Republic, and Warsaw and Krakow, Poland in during winter break 2019. The class will focus on doing business in the EU. Research is required - history, economic impact, problems with the PIIGS and BREXIT. There will be an emphasis on the importance of economic, cultural, political, currency and historical differences in doing business in each European country. Program runs Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 24.

Where You
Will Be

The experience begins in Poland for five days followed by five days in the Czech Republic.

What you
will do
and learn

The days in Poland and the Czech Republic will be filled with company visits and cultural experiences. We begin in Warsaw, Poland with visits to U.S. Embassy followed by guided tour of Old Town and the Warsaw Castle. Walk along the city's main attractions such as St. John's Catherdral and the neo-classical Royal Route. In Krakow we visit the Wieliczka, one of the world's oldest operating salt mines along with Polish companies. The afternoon will be spent on tour at Auschwitz, the most notorious German concentration camp. In Prague we will enjoy a day sightseeing with stops at the Prague Castle, the largest coherent castle complex in the world, and walk around the Old Town, where you will walk through the city's fairy-tale small lanes and see its major landmarks including Old Town Square and its astronomical clock, and the Charles Bridge. Business presentations are followed by a tour of the Strahov monastery founded inthe 12th centrury, still a living place of meditation, learning and tranquility.

What to

Business dress for the professional meetings and tours, plus 10 days of travel clothes.


Must be enrolled in MGT 4900 Winter 2019 to participate in the trip abroad. Classes will meet on most Saturdays during the semester.

A valid passport is required. A visa or visas may be required based on country of passport and travel destinations.

MGT 4900 Globalization Impact Europe
Feb. 14-24, 2019
Number of Credits3 (with MGT 4900) (Tuition not included in program cost)
Program Cost$4,500
Application deposit$1,000 (by Nov. 1, 2018)
Meals not includedAll breakfasts and some lunches and dinners included. Some lunches and  dinners not included in program cost
AirfareAll included - air, bus, train
Books and supplies$TBD
Extra costsPassport, personal incidentals